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Old 11-10-2008, 07:44 PM   #41
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If you have them, you should use them! If not, you should get one and make some cool stuff. Some of the first stamps I bought through SU were backgrounds as I liked the size. I use them all the time as I get tired of seeing so many cards with patterned paper backgrounds and I don't have an embossing/diecut thing. I have noticed that over time they are used less and less, at least by SCS'ers who upload cards. I added one today for Gratuitous Graffiti -- that stamp has been available since Aug. and there is less than a full page of samples.
There are a few background stamps I use more than others but I challenge myself to try new ones in unique ways. (Come to think of it, all the cardsd I've had on SU's Stampers' Showcase have featured background stamps as a focal point.)
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:58 PM   #42
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I still use mine a lot...granted I have a lot more stamp sets now and tend to use elements from them to create "custom" backgrounds more than I used to. That being said, I still love my BG stamps. For one they are easy, ink it up and roll on over it.....done! I think they really add to a project. I usually do mine in the same color ink as paper for a tone on tone look, it's just so subtle. Plus I don't like to spend a bunch of money on patterned paper, that can rack up fast, stamps are economical and reusable! My favorite has to be the print pattern, use that one A LOT. I think it looks classy. I just think that a background of some sort really sets a card off! So everyone who hasn't used them, get em out and dust em off...maybe we need a BG challenge
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:07 PM   #43
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I still use mine a lot...granted I have a lot more stamp sets now and tend to use elements from them to create "custom" backgrounds more than I used to. That being said, I still love my BG stamps. For one they are easy, ink it up and roll on over it.....done! I think they really add to a project. I usually do mine in the same color ink as paper for a tone on tone look, it's just so subtle. Plus I don't like to spend a bunch of money on patterned paper, that can rack up fast, stamps are economical and reusable! My favorite has to be the print pattern, use that one A LOT. I think it looks classy. I just think that a background of some sort really sets a card off! So everyone who hasn't used them, get em out and dust em off...maybe we need a BG challenge

That would be fun! I hope someone "in the know" is reading this thread and creates one soon!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #44
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For me, the decrease was d/t both PP and CB folders. It's kind of sad, too, because I loved my collection - still do, just don't use them.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:16 PM   #45
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I don't use mine near as much as I should, but I just bought two news ones so that I have more variety than just Polka Dots!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:25 PM   #46
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I have to admit that I don't reach for my BG stamps as much since I bought my Cuttlebug. The CB embossed BG is so much easier and I don't have to clean it up! I think it's a job cleaning the BG stamps, BUT I will be hanging to mine. I can use them for things that the dry emboss folders won't do. And I will continue to buy them!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:48 PM   #47
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I still use my background stamps on a pretty regular basis, although I adore the Cuttlebug folders too. I don't have tons of background stamps, but what I have I use and will keep.
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The last three stamp classes that I have taken we have used background stamps so I would say that they are still in use. I love what you can do with them so for me, I will keep adding to my collection.
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I believe I have gotten rid of all of mine. Just not my style anymore I guess
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I agree with the previous posters that patterned paper and embossing folders have slowly replaced my background stamps. I find the background stamps can be more challenging/time consuming to work with to get a good image, although some are more forgiving, like Sanded. I do find myself using smaller stamps to create backgrounds because I have more control.
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Okay, I'll admit I don't get it. What's fiber with ribbon and why is it scary? Can you link to something that would show me a picture?
I was calling yarn, Fiber...and a while back before ribbon was in, every card had yarn on it. Now you never see it...but Melissa used it beautifully on this card. http://mmedesigns.blogspot.com/2008/10/sugarplums.html

I have that same yarn in white and never got rid of it... sorry to go off message!
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:04 AM   #56
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I love my bg stamps.

For all of you getting rid of bg stamps, think about this: it used to be considered tacky to use deco-edged scissors (I remember articles in mags about not using them on photos) and in this Dec issue of Creating Keepsakes, Ali Edwards uses pinking edge scissors to cut photos. Mine went unused for several years until scallops became all the rage and I had a few pair with different scallops. Wooo-hooo!

Trends come and go and come again, and it'll get expensive if you change your mind, LOL!
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:46 AM   #57
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Like most things, I just have accumulated too much so everything has to go in a rotation *LOL* I do love background stamps but since everything I have is scattered in totes right now I've been limited to what I see or can find. As soon as you get rid of a background stamp you'll wish you had it back-my biggest fear anyway.
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My last card was with SU "Bitty Blossoms" (just learned the name of the background stamp btw) I love all of them and only wish I could buy all of them!
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:38 PM   #59
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this is a funny thread to me, I didnt even know things went out of style (I just thought people had different tastes) until a couple months ago I went into a LSS and asked if they carried something like the Belle's Baubles. She told me "those are kinda old they went out of style a long time ago. Im not even sure if I can order them anymore." I thought as I left the store, I can find plenty of places to order them online! (I had only looked to satisfy that "want it now" urge) So I guess to each there own! I figure I have some background stamps that maybe havent been used in a while, but I wouldnt get rid of them, they are still my style, and just might be the thing I need on a certain card.

And as for the fibers thing, someone gave me a bunch of that stuff when I was new to this hobby. I didnt see much of them and did not know they had once been popular, I thought they were something new coming out!
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